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September 20, 1934

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SEPT. 20, 1934 A BAD LOCATION Weeks I have been considerable interest of a watermelon vine established between the flOWer bed and a hard ,ack yard. So far as [ }fly everything was have given it water noticed the seedling in poor sur- Y great interest is due his specimen so strik- those countless lnyr- ngs which try to live to failure from tile his plant has come much than most living" produced three tch about six feet long, a visible start toward of fruits from about than a score of blos- got one melon to a inches in dialneter stopped its LS entirely probable that amongst tile thou- the fruits of the year has done as well started this plant in location. tempted to say that the ~s poor ground was tal and that plenty of seeds got started in partly because man ~t in giving some of partly because to be produced ants in locations that that does not change most living things have or less of similar diffi- the larger nunlber (as individ- particular vine. In- at is rather in finding any kind of growth the milli~,ns produced, o,nly a to produce the condition to case of organisllls stronger growths or it may find strength to survive in spite ~,f its bad position. In any case, it takes the'bad position because it must. Of c~urse, any one ,nay easily lec- ognize the likeness of these con~bta)I~s to those at:fecting hunlan h,cati~nis. A business man does not select :t bad location because he prefers it, but lie- cause it is the best that is left tc, him and because he hopes to make ,t pay by hard work and care. A tenalu does not take a bad rental because h,~' wants it but because nothing.;- better has been left for him within his abil- ity to pay. In spite of his intelli- gence, :nan resenlbles other living things in having to take what he can get as a general thing, although or- ganized society ought to m'tkc ,iw~,r- tunities more favorable and nit,re nearly equal th'an they are. -.rl: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCHES Paul's words, "My God shall SUpl,ly all your need according to his rich.:s in glory by Christ Jesus," c,,nstitutcd the Gohten Text in the Lesson-Ser- lnOll Oil "~nbstance" (511 ~ull,lav In Christian Science Society el Avahm, branch of The Mother Church, The First Churc of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass. One of the Bible citations presented Cllrist Jesus' words: "And why take ye thought for raiment ? Consider tile lilies of the fieht, how they gr:,w; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet i say unto you, Tha: c\cn Solomon ill all his glory was u.~t ar- rayed like one of these. \Vherefore. if God so clothe the grass of tile field, which today is, and tomorr,)w is cast into the oven, shall he no= much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, ,aying, What shall we eat? or, \~,ha; shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? ... But seek yc first the kingdom of God, and his righteous- ness; and all these things shall be added unto yotx." A passage from "Science and Health with Kev to the Scriptures", by" Mary Baker Eddy, stated, "Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until tile material, trans- formed with the ideal, disaplwars and man is clothed and fed spiritu,llly," it is evident that seed has little chance Strang;:l;:scription about from place to :\ tonrist was prowling around an . . .?. ~_ dsa go,,d :!,ottmth~he old Scottish churchvard. His eye may appc ,i b.~ caught tile epitaph,"Lord, She Was :tter off because t .,. Thin." ry its seeds (fruits) a "I say, sexton, .what a strange in- but in final an:fiesis its . . ~ ~,, better bee,ms]." anyserlpt~on. to take whatever loca'-"That's right, sir, he didn't have It. room for the letter 'E'."--Exchange. I collected the orgauisnls" f ronl which [ have getting material for ' W. R. Coe ~,f Yale one surface of these 'th eight weeks old, in July and Aug- )late barnacles t, the larg- direct to the ~:lass, king to tile larger a still smaller my of the lar~csL and my fellows stlcl